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As an artist, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone connect and smile with my work. There’s no better feeling than when we experience a lift of our spirit. When captured, that exquisite moment can transcend our external environment.

Sculpture has given me a feeling of purpose, something that can be enjoyed by so many who will see and feel something for themselves.
A new world has opened up before me and I feel that I am still at the foot of the stairs, always wanting to see more, learn more, and share my inspiration and spontaneity with others.

As a viewer, we know the story, we have been there ourselves. We touch and recognise the excitement, the calm or the clutter. Dawn’s reflection on the idea of life’s journey as a complex layer of comfort and chaos, strength and fragility, authenticity and vulnerability. Strong, bold and beautiful.

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BBC1 'HOME is where the ART is'

In late 2019, I was approached by the BBC to appear in the second series of 'Home is where the art is'.  I initially declined to participating in the show, partly because I didn't want to see myself in front of the camera.  After some convincing conversations with the casting team, I thought why not.  I would focus on building my confidence and consider it a challenge to design and create in pressure.  My location for filming was in the delightful seaside town of Whitstable.  

The filming took two months in which time I was announced the winner.  I was truly thrilled by the experience and it boosted my confidence hugely.  Since it first screened on BBC1 in July 2020, I have had the pleasure of having so many people discover my sculpture.  I love the emotion and connection that has been shared by this tv show.  I will treasure this experience forever.


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I work in mixed media which includes: metal, resin, textiles, before turning them into bronze metal and introducing bronze resin sculptures.

The process of casting bronze resin involves blending bronze powder with epoxy polyester resin to produce a material which is applied to the interior of a silicone mould. Subsequent applications of this will produce a shell into which an armature (metal frame) can be constructed. It is then rubbed back to reveal the surface and this can then be patinated (coloured) using a variety of chemicals.

The bronze resin process has only been around for 60 years so the longevity of sculptures can only be assessed in this time frame. These works are frost proof but NOT shatter proof. A sculpture cast in bronze resin has a similar look and feel to traditional bronze, with its distinctive burnished finish, and shows amazing detail. It is also significantly more affordable than the traditional method of casting and hand finishing molten metal.


The foundries I cast my bronze with, use the lost wax method. 

This informative video shows the steps in the process...

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As a child, I would love to sew and make creations or fossick around in the tool shed building things. This has had a great influence on my choice to use primarily found and recycled materials. I initially called my sculpture business after my Grandmothers, Ruby & Iris, as a celebration of the era, when things were made to last. From beginning to end, all of these one-of-a-kind unique sculptures have been entirely sculpted by my hand and infused with my heart and soul, which holds an inherent meaning far beyond something off the shelf.

By exploring a broad range of materials, techniques and processes, my works embrace the cycle of evolution in an imperfectly perfect way.

I love the ethos of 'beauty in imperfection'; this really captures my inspirations and the work, which I produce, I am influenced by tactile aged surfaces like aged timber, textiles and treasures, which are laden with memories and stories to tell. My passion is creating whimsical, expressive figures that have a slight hint of the unusual and a dose of playful.

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